‘It’s normal on tours’ Younis responds to Hasan Ali controversy


KARACHI: Former batting coach Younis Khan said he doesn’t understand how his spat with Hasan Ali during the South Africa tour came out and got hype on media.

Speaking in ARY News’ program ‘Sports Room‘, Khan said such incidents are normal on tours but it shows the mentality of people who leaked it.

“I don’t know how this thing came in media and got hype. It was the heat of the moment and it is normal on tours. I don’t think there is any need to give this issue a hype as Hasan is currently on national duty and this controversy can divert his mind,” he said.

“See, I and PCB had a contract in which it was mentioned that after we part ways, we will not discuss anything on it for the next six months. So, I don’t know whether to disclose the reason behind my resignation but to be very frank, it has nothing to do with the Hasan incident which was leaked despite a contract in place,” he added.

Khan once again highlighted that there were no differences between him and the current team management. “I really enjoyed working with the team management, there were no differences at all. See, I took up the batting coach post to serve my country again and share my experience with the batters,” he shared.

“I have good relations with Ehsan Mani and Wasim Khan and we often remain in touch on cricket matters. I always try to suggest them on different matters as in the end, it is all about Pakistan’s cricket,” he concluded.

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